At Zimbali Retreats, your meals are our highest pleasure.
When checking in, all guests receive a fresh fruit juice. Our juices are made fresh daily by our very own juic-ologist Auntie Miss Dee. Hand squeezed and heavy on the Jamaican ginger, you will find yourself looking forward to each day’s new creation.
Next stop is to meet the chefs ☺
Zimbali takes great pride in being able to cook for any palate or diet choice. Questions about allergies, traditions, like & dislikes & spice level help the chefs to tailor your meals to optimize your Zimbali Foodie experience.
At Zimbali we specialize in Chicken, Fish, Conch, Lobster, Vegetarian and Vegan options, served in many delightful ways; however no red meat is ever served.
Meals are usually served on our Villa back porch with views overlooking the farm. This is a time where you really meet new friends and share your experience with others who have just happened to cross your path in this beautiful place:) However, meals can always be taken in your room or in our Bar area as well. Like all food served at Zimbali, we are constantly trying to maximize our farm to bring you the freshest foods and fruits available.
Zimbali does not use a menu. Daily our chefs prepare your meals with love and creativity using the freshest ingredients available. Your taste buds will have a front row seat for this Jamaican fusion journey- All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.
Snacks are always available in your room and we use a simple selection of Jamaican made snacks such as coconut cookies, Ginger biscuits, Banana & Plantain chips and whatever else we can find that looks good ☺Jamaican coffee is always brewing in a self-serve style.
A simple sample menu might be:
Breakfast - Fresh Juice - Vegetable omelet w/ Callaloo and fried plantain or Pineapple Pancakes with our Honey sauce.
Lunch - Fresh Juice - Hummus w/ fresh vegetables or a stir fried vegetables wrap with a homemade dipping sauce.
Dinner - Fresh Juice- Cream of Pumpkin Soup or Salad w/ homemade fruit vinaigrette- lovely main course (too many to choose from) and a fresh dessert.
These are truly just simple examples to whet your appetite. Our chefs are constantly changing it up and creativity is always on the front burner. My favorite comment, which we receive often is: “I was full the entire time I was here, but have never felt better”.